The Book – The New Writing Group Workshop

TAKE on art announces its OPEN CALL for a workshop under its ongoing TAKE on Writing series. The workshop ‘The Book – The New Writing Group’ is led by curator, art historian, and writer Chus Martinez and novelist, writer, and artist Ingo Niermann.
TAKE is deeply invested in sustaining critical writing practices and with this series seeks to foster young critics and writers across the country.


The workshop will explore new ways of writing ‘around’ art and issues around ‘the book’ to see if there is a potential to engage language differently to ultimately develop and write a ‘book’ together.

During this forum, selected participants will invent new ways of collectively using language differently — texting, writing, procrastinating and telling — as methods to perform their abilities to use language and to communicate about art, the city, the cultural context, and the group.

Application Requirements
– A motivation letter (400 words or more) explaining your interest in the program.
– Short Bio (150-200 words) and full Curriculum Vitae.
– Published and/or unpublished writing samples.

Eligibility: There is no age limit. Early and mid-career artists, writers on contemporary art, architects, designers and journalists from India interested in writing about the city in a true speculative and experimental manner can apply. The program demands commitment, initiative and strict adherence to deadlines.

Costs: Free of charge.
Meals will be provided for the duration of the workshop. Travel to and from and within New Delhi will have to be borne by participants.

Support: A young writers’ grant will be awarded to the top 3 applications by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation.

The selected participants of the workshop will be encouraged to attend both public and closed door sessions of TAKE on Writing: The Book Ensemble from 17th -19th December, New Delhi. This ensemble will explore the existing practices of invited writers, curators and cultural theorists to contemplate the cultural and social endurance of the archetype, ‘the book’.

The workshop is in collaboration with Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, and supported by Gallery Latitude 28 and Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation with 1AQ as venue partner.


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